to be PDD or not to be PDD...that is the question :)
So, we have some pretty conflicting reports on DS lately. The pedi nuero sees definite signs of spectrum disorder....she is leaning toward PDD-NOS. She's talking about needing intense social therapy and a good possibility of self-contained classroom or even tranfer out of district to a special school. Teachers don't see it; I see some things, but they are explainable through other dxs (dev delay, ADHD).
Even though I work in the field, I'm well aware of the dangers of trying to diagnose your own kid. So, I scheduled an appt with a pedi psychologist to get a second opinion (as well as to help DS cope with some sensory/anxiety issues). DS was FABULOUS for the psych visit. Engaged, talkative, eye contact, the whole shebang. So, of course, the pedi psych doesn't see anything but the immaturity/delayed development.
So, I'm happy at how well DS is doing with extra support at school and some social skills training we have done with him on the side, but a little confubled as to how to process exactly what is going on with him, what it means for us as parents and for him as an individual.
I guess I just take my own advice and take it one day at a time. Worry about treating the deficits and not worry about what to call it.
Just processing.....that's what's so awesome about this group. I can just plunk down my random thoughts and y'all just get it. ((((HUGS)))))